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No. 9 UVA Concludes New York Swing on Saturday at Stony Brook

March 8, 2018

No. 9 Virginia at Stony Brook • #GoHoos
Date/Time Sat., March 10, 2018 | 1 p.m.
Location Stony Brook, N.Y. | LaValle Stadium (12,300)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s lacrosse team returns to action on Saturday afternoon as the Cavaliers (5-1) travel to Long Island, N.Y., to play the Stony Brook Seawolves (1-4). Faceoff is at LaValle Stadium is set for 1 p.m. UVA is ranked No. 9 this week in the USILA coaches poll and No. 8 in the Inside Lacrosse/Maverick media poll.

Live stats will be available at VirginiaSports.com. There will be a web video stream of the game courtesy of StonyBrookAthletics.com, which can also be accessed at VirginiaSports.com. 

Virginia owns an 11-0 all-time record over the Seawolves and 2018 marks the first time since 2013 the series has been contested. Saturday is the fourth time since May 2010 that UVA will face Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium. The Cavaliers’ 2010 NCAA Quarterfinal appearance was a 10-9 triumph over the Seawolves at LaValle Stadium. The 2010 NCAA game wasn’t the only thriller in the series; in UVa’s 2011 trip to Stony Brook in, Steele Stanwick deposited an errant pass into an open net for the 11-10 overtime winner. The Cavaliers cruised to a 12-5 win at Klöckner Stadium in 2012. Stanwick joined the exclusive 100/100 club with two goals and three assists, pushing him over both 100 career goals and 100 career assists in the contest. Colin Briggs led the way with a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists.

Virginia is led by Michael Kraus’ 24 points. Kraus owns the team lead with 11 assists.  Ian Laviano has a team-high 18 goals and is second on the team with 21 points.  Dox Aitken with 11 goals (17 points) and Mike D’Amario with 11 goals (13 points) round out the top Cavalier scorers.  Justin Schwenk is winning 62.6 percent of his faceoffs and has a team-best 36 ground balls. Griffin Thompson started the Manhattan game in goal and for the season is 3-0 in the cage. Thompson is posting a 9.46 goals against average and saving 53.7 percent of shots.

Stony Brook head coach Jim Nagle is in his seventh season in charge of the Seawolves. Tom Haun leads Stony Brook with 11 points on six goals and five assists.  Chris Pickel Jr., has a team-high nine goals, while Jack Walsh has a team-best seven assists.  In cage Ryan Erler has started three games, saving 38 percent of shots, while posting a 14.66 goals against average.  Michael Bollinger has started two games and is saving 45.2 percent of shots and posting a 12.95 goals against average.

UVA returns to action on Saturday, March 17 at Notre Dame. Faceoff on St. Patrick’s Day is 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU.

 


 

 

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